Why I Play
Om Why I Play
Joy, inspiration, resilience, discovery – these things, and many more, are why I play. In this special series Grazia's Rhiannon Evans meets four mothers to explore the many reasons that sometimes (no matter how tired they are) they turn up, and play. A collaboration between The Juggle UK and Nike.
Writer, radio host, and mother, Anna Whitehouse is also the driving force behind Mother Pukka and the Flex Appeal campaign. It’s a busy existence built on a constant juggle. In a surprisingly emotional conversation, Anna shares how dance has become her saviour, and how finding joy in movement has inspired big changes in the rest of her life.
Stylist Chloe Forde is part of the army of self-employed mothers who return to work soon after having children. Chloe tells Rhiannon about the changes having a second child has made to her body, and how she’s found the resilience to move and play in the midst of her double-busy life. Even if it means a few squats while brushing your teeth…
Model Sarah Tarleton knew her first pregnancy would change her body and what it can do. But hyperemesis has been worse than she'd ever imagined. Sarah tells Rhiannon how she's dealt with the debilitating sickness, started to find strength through movement, and how she hopes it will help during birth.
Mother-of-two and Nike trainer Nesrine Dally was the first hijab-wearing woman to compete in a Muay Thai stadium in Thailand. In this inspiring interview, Nes tells Rhiannon what strength means to her, how she embraces being a role model, and – reassuringly – why even making it out for a short walk can be a show of strength.